Thursday, March 18, 2010

America the Beautiful

What are you doing to save our great country today?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Blue Dog Contact List

Here are the phone & fax numbers for the Democrat Blue Dogs in the House of Representatives

Dennis Cardoza (CA-18)
DC Phone: 202-225-6131
DC Fax: 202-225-0819

Mike Thompson (CA-01)
DC Phone: 202-225-3311
DC Fax: 202-225-4335

Jim Costa (CA-20)
DC Phone: 202-225-3341
DC Fax: 202-225-9308

Adam Schiff (CA-29)
DC Phone: 202-225-4176
DC Fax: 202-225-5828

Jane Harman (CA-36)
DC Phone: 202-225-8220
DC Fax: 202-226-7290

Joe Baca (CA-43)
DC Phone: 202-225-6161
DC Fax: 202-225-8671

Harry Mitchell (AZ-05)
DC Phone: 202-225-2190
DC Fax: 202-225-3263

Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-08)
DC Phone: 202-225-2542
DC Fax: 202-225-0378

Henry Cueller (TX-28)
DC Phone: 202-225-1640
DC Fax: 202-225-1641

Dan Boren (OK-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-2701
DC Fax: 202-225-3038

James D. Matheson (UT-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-3011
DC Fax: 202-225-5638

John Salazar (CO-03)
DC Phone: 202-225-4761
DC Fax: 202-226-9669

Dennis Moore (KS-03)
DC Phone: 202-225-2865
DC Fax: 202-225-2807

Walter C. Minnick (ID-01)
DC Phone: 202-225-6611
DC Fax: 202-225-3029

Earl Pomeroy (ND)
DC Phone: 202-225-2611
DC Fax: 202-226-0893

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)
DC Phone: 202-225-2801
DC Fax: 202-225-5823

Collin Peterson (MN-07)
DC Phone: 202-225-2165
DC Fax: 202-225-1593

Leonard Boswell (IA-03)
DC Phone: 202-225-3806
DC Fax: 202-225-5608

Marion Berry (AR-01)
DC Phone: 202-225-4076
DC Fax: 202-225-5602

Mike Ross (AR-04)
DC Phone: 202-225-3772
DC Fax: 202-225-1314

Charlie Melancon (LA-03)
DC Phone: 202-225-4031
DC Fax: 202-226-3944

Travis Childers (MS-01)
DC Phone: 202-225-4306
DC Fax: 202-225-3549

Gene Taylor (MS-04)
DC Phone: 202-225-5772
DC Fax: 202-225-7074

Bobby Bright (AL-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-2901
DC Fax: 202-225-8913

Parker Griffith (AL-05)
DC Phone: 202-225-4801
DC Fax: 202-225-4392

Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-3631
DC Fax: 202-225-2203

Jim Marshall (GA-08)
DC Phone: 202-225-6531
DC Fax: 202-225-3013

John Barrow (GA-12)
DC Phone: 202-225-2823
DC Fax: 202-225-3377

David Scott (GA-13)
DC Phone: 202-225-2939
DC Fax: 202-225-4628

Allen Boyd (FL-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-5235
DC Fax: 202-225-5615

Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
DC Phone: 202-225-2731
DC Fax: 202-225-5773

Heath Shuler (NC-11)
DC Phone: 202-225-6401
DC Fax: 202-226-6422

Lincoln Davis (TN-04)
DC Phone: 202-225-6831
DC Fax: 202-226-5172

Jim Cooper (TN-05)
DC Phone: 202-225-4311
DC Fax: 202-226-1035

John S. Tanner (TN-08)
DC Phone: 202-225-4714
DC Fax: 202-225-1765

Ben Chandler (KY-06)
DC Phone: 202-225-4706
DC Fax: 202-225-2122

Joe Donnelly (IN-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-3915
DC Fax: 202-225-6798

Brad Ellsworth (IN-08)
DC Phone: 202-225-4636
DC Fax: 202-225-3284

Baron Hill (IN-09)
Washington, D.C. 20515-1409
DC Phone: 202-225-5315
DC Fax: 202-226-6866

Charles Wilson (OH-06)
DC Phone: 202-225-5705
DC Fax: 202-225-5907

Zack T. Space (OH-18)
DC Phone: 202-225-6265
DC Fax: 202-225-3394

Glenn Nye, III (VA-02)
DC Phone: 202-225-4215
DC Fax: 202-225-4218

Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03)
DC Phone: 202-225-5406
Fax: (202) 225-3103

Jason Altmire (PA-04)
DC Phone: 202-225-2565
DC Fax: 202-226-2274

Patrick Murphy (PA-08)
DC Phone: 202-225-4276
DC Fax: 202-225-9511

Chris Carney (PA-10)
DC Phone: 202-225-3731
DC Fax: 202-225-9594

Tim Holden (PA-17)
DC Phone: 202-225-5546
DC Fax: 202-226-0996

Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. (MD-01)
DC Phone: 202-225-5311
DC Fax: 202-225-0254

Michael Arcuri (NY-24)
DC Phone: 202-225-3665
DC Fax: 202-225-1891

Is America Worth Fighting For?

Well here it is. The week that the White House says they will pass "HealthCare Reform"; except we know that this current proposal has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with power. We also know that the American people ~you and I~ don’t want it, but that won’t stop the current crop of Democrat leadership in their quest for power. They believe that they know better than us. That we are like children who don’t know what’s good for them. The irony is that they are acting like spoiled children themselves who are upset that they’re not getting their way. They are kicking and screaming to try to get us to change our minds about their plan. They are trying to bribe their members into voting for it; they are trying to intimidate those that don’t agree with them. They don’t want a debate ~because they know they have lost~ so now they will “force” it down our throats with an unconstitutional “rule”. See Slaughter rule.

What are you & I going to do about it? Obama, Reid, and Pelosi think that we are just going to sit back and let it them enslave us. That’s what this bill is about. Enslaving us, our children and our grandchildren. This bill would further cripple our economy and control who gets health care and who doesn’t. Let me ask you a question. Regardless of whether you believe it’s the government’s job to “take care” of its citizens, what does the government do well? What is their track record? Have they ever done anything under budget? Have they ever run anything efficiently? Social Security? Post Office? Medicare? Welfare? Veterans Health Care? The only thing remotely that I can think of is the Military and there are some abuses there, but that where I’m willing to pay for some inefficiency.

The Democrats have come out and admitted that the reason they want taxpayer funded abortion is that less people will be cheaper for the rest of us. “If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more”. See here.Unbelievable. Obviously children cost money, but is that really a justification for not having them?

My plan this week is to fax Congress critters and let them know that what they are attempting is both unconstitutional and treasonous. They will be held accountable by Americans that love this country.

What are YOU going to do to defend this country this week?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I went grocery shopping last night and saved big bucks. My “steal” was getting 5 lbs of brown rice FREE. I had 5 $.50 coupons for Riceland rice. Schnucks had 1 lb bag for $.99 and they double coupons up to $.60, so I got my rice for FREE! I also bought 2 3 pack of Act II Microwave Popcorn for $.20 each. I spent $127.81 and saved $51.45 just in coupons. ~That doesn’t include the sales that I used the coupons on~. The gentleman behind me in Kroger watched my bill go down and wanted to know how much I saved with my coupons. Needless to say, he was impressed. When my husband helped me carry in all of my goodies, he thought I had spent at least $200. He was very pleased that it wasn’t that much.

Thanks Grocery Game!

2 out of 3

This morning I got up and did my Winsor Pilates 20 minute workout. That’s the 2nd time this week. My goal is 3 this week. I’m 2/3 of the way. Yea!

Yesterday was gorgeous here in Memphis ~a perfect spring day~. Today, it’s started the typical Memphis spring cycle. The forecast is rain & thunderstorms for the next few days. We’ll have a couple of nice days, then a few days of rain.

Today, my daughter has an orthodontist appointment. Other than taking her, my focus today is going to be faxing and contacting members of Congress in opposition to the HellCare Bill. It’s nothing but government control of every aspect of our lives under the guise of “the government knows best”. Capitalism, free markets and liberty has made this country great; not government control.

Here are the Congress Critters that will be getting a fax from me today.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

To Do List

Today is a beautiful day here in Memphis. It’s sunny and going to get close to 70. My girls have already played outside. I’ve got lots to do today. Here are my top priorities.

o Laundry ~I’ve already got a load of towels in~
o Clean kitchen
o Menu planning
o Online shopping for girl’s spring clothes.
o Faxing Congress Critters opposing “HealthCare” Reform bill. ~This bill has nothing to do with Healthcare and everything to do with power~

I cleaned out my daughter’s fall/winter clothes and got out their spring/summer clothes from last year. They have definitely gotten taller. I will have to replace all their shorts. I’ll be listing them on CraigsList.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day Four!

Well, today is Day Four on The Flat Belly Diet. ~Specifically the Anti-Bloat Jumpstart~ I haven't followed it exactly, ~I broke down and had some Pizza for lunch~ but I haven't had coffee or a Diet Coke for almost 4 days. The first two days were the hardest. I had a headache and was hungry. It is a 1,200 calorie a day diet. I do feel better in my jeans though. Tomorrow I start with the real diet ~I'm looking forward to drinking something other than Sassy Water~. I'll post recipes and how it goes.

Have a Great Weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flat Belly, Here I come!

I’m starting the Flat Belly Diet today, which means I’m sitting here drinking hot water instead of coffee. It also means no Diet Coke for the next 4 days. I went shopping last night with my shopping list for the Four Day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart and Sassy Water Recipe . The Jumpstart is designed to help you get a quick start on your weight loss. It’s 1200 calories split up into 4 meals. No caffeine, no carbonated beverages, no salty foods or raw bulky foods. The idea is to get rid of your bloat and water retention. It gives quick results that help to keep you motivated to keep going. Well, we shall see.

I’m off to make my Sassy Water.

 2 liters water ~about 8 ½ cups~
 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
 1 med cucumber, peeled and thinly slicked
 1 med lemon, thinkly sliced
 12 mint leaves

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. It can be made the night before.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, March 1, 2010


I'm done with the refrigerator! Tupperware cleaned and back in the cabinet. Yea!


Appetizer Recipes

Warm Creamy Bacon Dip

Hot Spinach Dip

Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Microwave Chocolate Cake

Entree Recipes

Baked Chicken Supreme

Easy Microwave Chicken

Easy Tilapia

Grammy Lou's Chicken Pot Pie

Misc Recipes

Fall PayDay Snack

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

Where did February go? Here it is March 1, 2010 and I’m not doing very well with my New Year’s goals. How about you? House? Still in chaos. Weight? Haven’t lost any. Well, the good news is that I can start fresh today. It’s a new month. My motto for this week is Past Performance is NOT indicative of Future Results!

I am tired of being overwhelmed by all I have to do. I’m going to break down projects into bite size pieces. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I’m going to make a monthly and weekly list, then break it down into daily lists.

Today’s To Do List:

o Clean Out Refrigerator
o Laundry
o Get coupons & grocery list together
o Plan meals for the week

I’m off to clean out my fridge. My mom says that when I don't have any Tupperware in my cabinet, then it's time to clean out the fridge. I’ll give you a progress report.

Have a Great Day!